ArmInfo.The project to initiate the process of terminating the powers of the Chairman of the Constitutional Court (CC) Hrayr Tovmasyan will be on the table of the speaker of the National Assembly tomorrow. This was reported in an interview with reporters by the head of the My Step parliamentary faction, Lilit Makunts, before the meeting of the board of the Civil Contract party in power.
Makunts found it difficult to indicate what specific issues will be discussed, since "there is no approved agenda." She also did not comment on the resignation of the heads of the SNB and the Police, and the new appointment of the former chief police officer.
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and parliament speaker Ararat Mirzoyan did not speak with reporters. Recall that on September 17, the My Step parliamentary faction decided to begin the process of terminating the powers of the Chairman of the Constitutional Court (CC) Hrayr Tovmasyan. A day earlier, speaking at a meeting of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia, Parliament Speaker Ararat Mirzoyan stated that the National Assembly of Armenia, within the framework of its powers, should express its position on the situation around the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia. "Considering the situation that has arisen in and around the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia, I cannot but share the public's concern about this," the speaker said, pointing primarily to the decisions of the Constitutional Court of September 4. On the same day, during his press conference in Vanadzor, the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan stated that the Constitutional Court is a co-author of all the troubles of Armenia, starting with the falsification of the election results since 1996, and ending with the decision adopted on September 4. "One thing is clear: the Constitutional Court will no longer act against the interests of the people," the head of the Armenian government said.
It should be noted that on September 4, the Armenian Constitutional Court granted the defense of Robert Kocharian, who is accused of overthrowing the constitutional system - Article 35 of the RA Criminal Code is declared unconstitutional, since it does not provide for the functional inviolability of officials with special protection by the Constitution, including circumstances excluding criminal proceedings or prosecution. "This article is found to be contrary to clause 4 of part 1 of article 27, part 1 of article 61, part 1 of article 63, articles 75 of the Constitution," the Constitutional Court said. On the second appeal of Kocharyan's defense on the review of compliance with the Constitution of Part 2 of Article 135 of the Criminal Procedure Code of the Republic of Armenia, the Constitutional Court recognized it as complying with the country's main law. Thus, the Constitutional Court ruled that the verdicts adopted today, in accordance with part 2 of Article 179 of the Constitution, are final and come into force from the moment they are published.